Updated on 30/5/2023

If you wish to enroll for any courses, you can if you do the following:
For each course you wish to participate in - Contact the co-ordinator and ask if you can be added to the group.

If you have not notified us of your desire for a Course Booklet at the end of the year, you can do this on the Enrol page.

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Garden Group Newsletters
May Garden Newsletter and previous months-- link below:
Updated 30/5/23

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Writing Group Articles

This  Month's Feature Story: Carpets and Holy Sox  (see below)

Updated 18/5/23
Older stories:  Birds by Barbara Boivin; Cities; A Saga;  When I Grow Up; The Storm; Padma -about my life; Educating the Neighbours (and Others) – by Ainsley;  I'm Not Dead Yet ; One ANZAC Day; Leaving ; Epidemic of Love ; Book Published

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This month's Feature Article from Write-It Group

Carpets and Holy Socks              -      May 2023                                                  by Debbie Hulston

When I was a trainee nurse at Wellington Hospital in the 1977 I lived in the Wellington Hospital Nurses home. The nurse’s home was a large old brick double story building. The ground floor had beautiful wood panels and ornate grand stair cases and large living rooms for the nurses to enjoy. I lived with other trainee nurses and we had a lot of fun together pulling practical jokes on each other. .....

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Metlink On Demand Public Transport.

Update:  This service now includes the Kenepuru Hospital

Click this link for more details: Metlink On Demand Trial - Tawa Suburb » Metlink

Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 50 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  


You can email to any committee members on the "Contact Us" page

Hello all U3A Tawa members.

Hi everybody, from Rosemary Smith your news editor.
I welcome contributions that make for informative and interesting reading for our members, it’s 
increasingly important to keep continuity.
Thank you to all those members who have happily sent me material AND photos about group 
activities, interesting stories and snippets about their lives. 
Please do keep them coming

Stay safe everyone, and I love the cartoon that Helen Roper sent me! Rosemary Smith >>>

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the Contact Us page of this site.  You can also use our ENROL page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the Contact Us page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

You become a member of U3A Tawa by informing us of your name, address, phone number (and email if you have one) and paying the annual subscription.  You can cease being a member either by asking us to remove your name from our list or by not paying the subscription before May each year.

Coming up in the next seven days...

Wednesday, 31 May 2023
10:00am - 11:30am - Indoor Bowls [INB] NINE SESSIONS - Tawa Union Church Hall
Thursday, 1 June 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Music Performance Group [MPG] RUNS ALL YEAR - Member's home
9:30am - 11:30am - Table Tennis [TTN] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] RUNS ALL YEAR - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
10:00am - Ramblers [RBS] RUNS ALL YEAR - Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
Friday, 2 June 2023
10:00am - 11:30am - Garden Group [GGP] RUNS ALL YEAR - Emmaus Centre
10:00am - Scrabble (jointly with Mana U3A) PLEASE DO NOT ENROL ONLINE - Members' homes
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] RUNS ALL YEAR - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
10:00am - 12:00pm - Petanque [PET] RUNS ALL YEAR - Aotea Lagoon
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Ukulele [UKU] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre (TBC)
10:00am - 11:00am - Tai Chi [TCM] Jointly with Mana U3A - Tawa Union Church Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm - Scrap-Booking / Cards [SCB] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
Monday, 5 June 2023
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Choir [CHR] (U3A Singers) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church
10:00am - Philosophical Issues (PHI) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church Lounge
10:00am - Books1 [BK1] RUNS ALL YEAR - Member's home
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] RUNS ALL YEAR - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
9:00am - Tawa- Linden Walkers [TLW] RUNS ALL YEAR - Meet at Tawa Junction, Wellington Beds end of car park
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Knitting Together [KNT] RUNS ALL YEAR - Members' homes
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